The Republic of Korea (RoK) is the largest market for footwear exported from the southern province of Dong Nai, with a turnover of 478 million USD during the first ten months of this year.

The ROK was followed by the US with 381 million USD, and Taiwan with 183 million USD in export turnover, according to Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Le Van Danh.

He also said exports to the RoK will continue to increase in the future as the Vietnam- Korea Free Trade Agreement will take effect in 2015.

During the 10-month period, the province generated more than 1.7 billion USD from footwear export, up by 13.3 percent year-on-year.

Currently, businesses from France, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan plan to increase their imports number of products from Vietnam, such as garments, construction materials, sanitation equipment, and food, Danh said, adding this is a good chance for local businesses to boost exports to these markets.-VNA